Travelling passengers to enter details in a new app that will keep track of their temperature
By Vincent Kejitan | July 31st 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday announced the introduction
of a new mobile application that will help in tracing travelling passengers.
While giving the daily Covid-19 update, Kagwe said the
application will go a long way in reducing crowding at the airport.
crowding at airports we are introducing a mobile app to enable passengers fill
in their details online,” he said.
According to Dr
Koki Mutua, Director of Public Health, all passengers will be given a link by
their respective airlines and once they fill in the details they will be given
a QR code.
They will then
present the code at the health desk at the airport where they will be screened
and their temperature will be recorded.
will be required to submit daily readings of their temperature for 14 days.
On the resumption of international travel, Kagwe said many
will be inconvenienced but it is for their own good.
He stressed that travel protocols will constantly change and
they will be based on risk assessment.
travel commences tomorrow; I apologize in advance for any inconveniences that
will be experienced as we begin our new normal,” he said.
CS Kagwe also thanked Muslims for adhering to the health
guidelines as they marked Idd-ul-Adha.
Due to the pandemic, many had to celebrate the feast at
home, unlike previous years when they would make merry with friends and family.
recorded 723 new positive cases taking the cumulative number to 303,959.
patients succumbed to the virus and Kagwe said even young people are losing
their lives to Covid-19.
On a more positive
note, there were 44 recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 8165.
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